From Friday 16th October fans will be permitted to return to K League stadiums, starting with Gangwon FC vs Incheon United in K League 1 Round 25. Attendances will be limited to 25% capacity with strict social distancing and virus prevention measures in place.
Following the South Korean government's decision to downgrade social distancing to Level One, K League can confirm that supporters will again be permitted to enter stadiums. The first fixture will be the K League 1 Round 25 fixture between Gangwon FC and Incheon United.
Tickets are only available for purchase online and fans will be allocated designated seats in order to maintain a safe distance from others. Attendances will be limited to 25% of a stadium's capacity and supporters will be required to log their entry using a QR code system. Furthermore, temperature checks will be taken upon arrival and alcohol and food items are prohibited, only water or soft drinks will be available for purchase in stadiums.
Clubs are permitted to open sections of their stadiums which were previously designated for away fans but only home supporters will be allowed entry - these areas are not to be used for traveling supporters. Whilst inside stadiums, fans must wear masks and are not permitted to shout or chant and must adhere to the guidelines laid out in the K League's COVID-19 prevention manual.
In May and August this year K League players, staff, and officials were tested for COVID-19 and all results came back negative on both occasions. Moving forward, too, the K League along with each individual club is committed to its common goal of operating a safe league and will continue to implement thorough quarantine rules in accordance with the manual.